Cook scores two TDs as Vikings get first win

Mon 10-5-2020

HOUSTON - Dalvin Cook ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings withstood a late rally from the winless Houston Texans to get their first victory, 31-23 Sunday.

The Texans cut the lead to 8 when Deshaun Watson connected with Kenny Stills on a 24-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-10 with about 5:52 remaining.

Houston's defense got a stop and Will Fuller made an acrobatic one-handed catch on fourth down for what was initially ruled a touchdown with about a minute left.

But after a review it was determined that the ball hit the ground before Fuller gained control.

It's Cook's ninth career 100-yard game, tying him with Michael Bennett for fourth-most in team history. He now his six two-touchdown games in his career.

Adam Thielen caught eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. It's his fourth TD of the season and the 29th of his career. Thielen now ranks 10th in Vikings history in catches and touchdown receptions.

Kirk Cousins was 16-for-22 passing for 260 yards and the one touchdown. He did not throw an interception.

Alexander Mattison scored his first touchdown of the season and the second of his career in the fourth quarter.

Dan Bailey kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter, his fourth of the season.

The Vikings (1-3) travel to Seattle next Sunday night. The Seahawks are 4-0 after winning by the same 31-23 score Sunday at Miami. You can hear the game on Xtreme Country 105.7, with pregame at 6:30 p.m. and kickoff at 7:20.